Bioaccumulation of Cd by a European lacertid lizard after chronic exposure to Cd-contaminated food.

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Show simple item record Mann, RM Sánchez-Hernández, JC Serra, EA Soares, AM 2010-05-28T09:44:30Z 2007-07
dc.identifier.citation Chemosphere, 2007, 68 (8), pp. 1525 - 1534
dc.identifier.issn 0045-6535
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract Apart from analyses for elemental contaminants in field collected specimens, very little is known about the assimilation, accumulation and toxic effects of inorganic contaminants in reptiles. This study examined the chronic accumulation of Cd in a European lacertid lizard (Podarcis carbonelli) following dietary provision of an environmentally realistic concentration of Cd for 21 weeks. Lizards were provided with Cd that had either been biologically incorporated into crickets, or as Cd(NO3)2 added superficially to crickets just prior to feeding. Among both treatment groups Cd accumulated in tissues in the following order of concentration: gut>liver>kidney>carcass. The majority of the Cd was retained within the gut, and transfer to internal organs was low. Morphological indices, brain and plasma cholinesterase activities, gut and liver metallothionein content, and standard metabolic rate were measured as biomarkers of exposure and effect; however, no differences between control lizards and Cd-treated lizards were observed.
dc.format Print-Electronic
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.03.021
dc.title Bioaccumulation of Cd by a European lacertid lizard after chronic exposure to Cd-contaminated food.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Chemosphere
dc.journal.volume 8
dc.journal.volume 68
dc.journal.number 8 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1525 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1534 en_US SCI.Centre for Ecotoxicology en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0602 Ecology
dc.personcode 998973
dc.percentage 100 en_US Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Animals
dc.description.keywords Gryllidae
dc.description.keywords Cholinesterases
dc.description.keywords Metallothionein
dc.description.keywords Environmental Pollutants
dc.description.keywords Biological Markers
dc.description.keywords Food Contamination
dc.description.keywords Body Burden
dc.description.keywords Tissue Distribution
dc.description.keywords Lizards
dc.description.keywords Cadmium
dc.description.keywords Animal Feed
dc.description.keywords Europe
dc.description.keywords Female
dc.description.keywords Male
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc false
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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